President of the Wood County Board of Commissioners Doris Herringshaw has announced she is seeking re-election to the Wood County Board of Commissioners. Doris has served one full term as County Commissioner after completing a two year appointment. Doris currently is serving as president of the Board of Commissioners and is Chairman of Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments. Her background in small business, agriculture, community and public service coupled with her education has assisted in making decisions which improve the quality of life for Wood County residents.
Herringshaw has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kent State University and graduate degrees from Bowling Green State University in Career and Technology Education as well as Leadership and Policy Studies. For much of her career she served the Ohio State University as an Extension Educator in Wood County working with families and governmental officials to improve quality of life.
Leadership experiences have equipped Herringshaw to be an effective County Commissioner. She has been active in Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce where she was President, served on the Executive Board. She received the Athena Award for serving as a role model and mentoring young women as well as her leadership and community involvement. She also assists with several committees. Herringshaw’s community activities include the advisory committee for United Way of Wood County, Wood County Farm Bureau, Bowling Green State University Alumni Association, Falcon Club and Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, Falcon Club. In addition she has been an active member serving in leadership positions at Christ United Methodist Church in Portage.
Wood County’s economy has remained strong with high sales tax revenues, business expansion and increasing job opportunities and lower sales tax than most of our neighboring counties. Companies in Wood County have retooled, and invested in projects adding new machinery, upgrading technology and square footage as well as increasing the labor force. The stronger revenues have allowed the commissioners to increase the money devoted for Capital Improvement projects to 1.2 million in the past year.
Herringshaw’s background has been a benefit in making decisions regarding a variety of topics and challenges including, water way cleaning, financial allocations for renovation projects, recycling, job training, and infrastructure planning concerns.
“Wood County is strong and exhibiting positive growth due to a high degree of cooperation and teamwork between county and local officials and departments” said Commissioner Herringshaw. “I look forward to continuing and improving all that is good about living and working here.”
Doris and her husband, Paul have been married over 35 years and are the parents of two adult children.